Self-Care Check-in

Self-Care: it’s kind of a big deal. And we don’t just mean keeping your nails done and your latte full. Those are amazing things, but they aren’t what we are talking about here. What makes a good self-care routine isn’t always about what is luxurious.. or even fun. It’s more often about doing what you need to do to be your best self rather than just look like your best self. 

Since summer’s peak has passed, we want to encourage you to use these next few wild and free weeks to consider five key areas where you can take on some truly life-changing self-care, and move into the fall season like the boss babe you are.

PHYSICAL SELF-CARE
Ok, yeah, this is super important. You gotta make sure you feel good on the outside. While this isn’t the most vital aspect of a solid self-care routine, it’s a big deal and so we want to help you take stock in how you’re seeing yourself. (notice we did not say how others see you..)

  • Does your personal style truly reflect you?
  • Are your hair and makeup enhancing your natural features?
  • Are your beauty routines working for you?
  • How much water are you drinking each day?
  • Do you cleanse and moisturize every night?
  • When was the last time you hit the gym, or walked, or stretched?
  • Is there a fruit and veggie rainbow in your fridge?

SOCIAL SELF-CARE
We miiiight have made up this one, but we can assure you, it’s a thing. Given the fact that so much of our lives are lived on the internet, it’s necessary to consider what kind of interactions are happening there — whether interpersonal or in our own hearts.

  • Do you truly enjoy every person/group/account that you follow?
  • When you scroll, are you left feeling inspired and encouraged, or envious or defeated?
  • How does your mood shift if interactions or responses don’t go as you hoped?
  • Is your online life a true reflection of your reality?
  • What is your motive when you post or share?

RELATIONSHIP SELF-CARE
People happen everyday, whether they are our blood relatives, best friends, co-workers or total strangers. We are constantly interacting with others in real time and real life and feeling real emotions. Caring for this space is vital to being the strongest person we can be.

  • Do you honor your boundaries consistently and unapologetically? (or even have them in place?)
  • Are you going into interactions fully loving yourself, first?
  • Have you called your mom? (or Dad or Grandma or your favorite Aunt?)
  • How often do you think “What can I offer?” as opposed to “What can I get?”
  • Do you celebrate others’ wins?

MENTAL SELF-CARE
We have heard it said that we only use a (small) fraction of our brains, and it’s amazing to think that we are still accomplishing so much, considering! Still, our minds need some TLC. How well are you taking care of your most vital organ?

  • How often do you simply rest your mind and try to not think of anything?
  • When was the last time you learned something new?
  • What book are you reading right now?
  • Do you know your personality type, or strengths, or gifts?
  • Would you consider switching from music to intellectual podcasts a couple days a week?

EMOTIONAL SELF-CARE
Thoughts and feelings run wild if we don’t keep them in check, and even the most wonderful of moments can turn ugly if we don’t have a strong connection to our emotions. Take a moment to consider what your emotional space might need.

  • Do you forgive yourself?
  • How often do you speak good, strong words over yourself?
  • What is your plan for healthily processing your feelings?
  • Have you ever kept a journal or expressed feelings through art?
  • Can you simply observe without judgment or taking things to heart?

HOW WE CAN HELP!
When it’s all said and done, those trips to the spa are pretty darn amazing, and any service you enjoy at Indigo will not only fill your bucket, but will help you look and feel your best as well. Consider booking with one or more of our incredible staff to support your self-care routine!

  • Set up a hair or makeup consultation to discuss whether you’re due for a change.
  • Enjoy a massage or body polish to rejuvenate your skin and calm some emotions.
  • Enjoy a customized facial and clear your mental space.
  • Relax in our pedicure suite and eye all the goodies in the boutique!

Indigo’s hydration refresher!

We know, we know.. you’ve heard the “Stay hydrated!” speech many times already. But it’s important you guys. So important that we wanted to make sure we remind you and equip you with products, tips and services that can set you up for success. As we move into the heat of summer, pour yourself a glass of cold water and read up on our quick hydration refresher.

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Your skin is actually the largest organ in your body, and it’s comprised mostly of water. All major functions of your body require water and so, when you are taking in adequate amounts of water, overall function is more likely to be optimal. But that’s not everything. Drinking water actually benefits you on the outside, too. Properly hydrated skin is visibly more plump, radiant, and healthy. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and provides an ample foundation for aesthetics. So all the things you do each day to look and feel beautiful can be boosted if you simply sip a few extra glasses a day.

WHERE TO BEGIN
Make water your goto drink. Start your day with it, whether pure or in the form of an herbal tea. Drink a full glass before every meal to encourage healthy digestion. Take a glass before bed to support detoxification and purification as your body rests. Carry a water bottle and infuse with citrus and herbs to add bright flavors to your day. It’s the most easy way to immediately encourage a more healthy lifestyle and jumpstart a fresh hydration routine.

TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Add more water to your diet through food. Cucumbers, Watermelon, Strawberries and Lettuce all have the highest water content of foods and can deliver intense hydration in just one meal. Simply swapping high-sodium foods for these foods will dramatically increase your overall hydration and bring a noticeable difference to your skin.

SERVE YOURSELF

Now that you are the queen of hydration self-care, it’s time to address your hair and skin from the outside. You can do all the tips and tricks any magazine or beauty blog could offer, but if you don’t have a solid hydration habit first, it means very little. Every service you receive and product you apply is boosted and better when your system is hydrated first!

HAIR

Whether you are lounging in the sun, or jumping in a chlorinated pool or the salty ocean, you are putting your hair through some things. Here are a few ways you can replenish moisture and get your locks back in shape.

DEEP-CONDITIONING
Usually what we think of first, but not all conditioners are created equal. Look for products with high concentrations of planlkmm’lt botanicals and as few stabilizers and preservatives as possible. We absolutely love Treat.Me by Kevin Murphy. Dubbed “The facial for your hair”, this line of moisture and repair treatments is unique in that it is customizable and applied full strength, making it more effective than most products you’ll find on other salon shelves.

AT HOME

  • Consider switching to a moisturizing shampoo for summer
  • Avoid hot styling whenever possible
  • Boost with heat protection serums when you want to heat style
  • Try making your own moisture spritz using water, aloe vera and avocado oil. YUM.

SKIN

Since we are all using our SPF everyday (hint hint) we are discussing skin treatments solely for hydration right now. Just like our hair takes on all the elements of our environment, our skin is soaking it up, too. Big time. Here are a few ways you can reclaim your own baby soft status.

OXYGEN FACIALS
A highly-pressurized stream of oxygen infused with vitamins and botanicals deposits all that is stripped of the skin resulting in a more supple texture and healthy appearance. Because of their ability to deliver intense rejuvenation, these treatments are popular before big events, so plan one this month as the sun is really starting to shine and give your skin the reset it deserves.

EXFOLIATION
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again! Simply removing the dead skin cells and allowing new layers to be revealed will not only brighten your skin but will also better receive all the benefits of the moisture treatments you receive. Take the time to buff especially after swimming in chlorinated pools, the ocean, or lakes with heavy boat activity.

AT HOME

  • Lotion up everyday. Seriously.
  • Take a milk and oatmeal bath
  • Use salt and sugar scrubs made with honey for intense hydration
  • Take a sun-break.. wear cute linen pants or a cute cover up and let your skin rest from the rays

THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE (SUMMER) THINGS!

Summer officially lands this month and it’s time to get ready; beach ready, party ready, fun ready! Whether you are looking for a way to score the perfect mermaid tresses, or just need to know how to beat that sunburn, we are certain this post will set you up for a successful summer.

PRODUCTS
You’ve worked hard to achieve the perfect locks and the most supple skin, so don’t even think about heading into the heat without a few of our best friends in your bag.

  • Armor up with Epicuren Sunscreen and SPF Lip Balm. Sunscreen blocks those harmful rays but doesn’t keep the tan away; it lets it develop more gradually — and safely! Those lips, however, need full protection, and this balm has got you covered.

  • Pamper sun-kissed skin with Epicuren Noni. A luxurious after sun moisturizer containing Noni fruit and pure aloe vera, specially formulated to soothe and revive sunburned and windburned skin.

  • Get that sought after tousled beach hair with Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort line. An oil-free texturized and a volumizing spray work to transform any style and texture into a fun and free look in seconds.
  • Keep that pedicure with Farmhouse Fresh Honey Heel Glaze. Dubbed “the instant pedicure” this blend of honey, cinnamon, clove, and other fine moisturizers will transform even the toughest skin. A must for the summer.
  • Don’t forget to grab a touch up bottle of your manicure or pedicure color for only $3!


SERVICES
Stay on top of your hair, skin and nails by booking your follow-up and touch-up services now. We don’t slow down over the summer and we’d hate for you to be without the freshen up you need!

  • Norvell sunless tanning will get you a fresh-off-the-beach tan in minutes. You can rinse in three hours and it lasts for weeks.
  • Broboletta lashes will give you all the length and volume without the drama of curling and coating and combing. Choose long-term and touch up a few times all summer, or get a set just for your special occasion.

  • An Element Body Polish will remove every last trace of that itchy winter skin, revealing a foundation for a healthy tan and easy maintenance.

ACCESSORIES
Never underestimate the power of a finishing touch. We have a full boutique stocked with the latest trends and the most versatile staple pieces. Whether you need something totally new or just an accent, let us help you make your statement.

  • Right now we are loving Blue Planet Sunglasses. They bring your purchase full-circle by providing corrective eyewear for someone in need. You buy for you, you give to another. Beautiful!

HACKS
Things happen! Little snags in your wardrobe and beauty mishaps that can ruin your day.. unless you’re prepared. That’s why we’ve collected some of the greatest chill girl’s tips, so that you can face anything that may come, with confidence.

  • Forgot your self-tanner remover/teeth whitener/exfoliant/dry shampoo? Find a market and grab some baking soda! Mix with water into a paste to buff away harsh tanner lines. Add a few drops of coconut oil and use in the shower to smooth skin. Dust your toothbrush before you brush. Use a power brush to dust your scalp and absorb excess oil.
  • Aloe vera cubes make post-sun care a breeze. Mix a cup of pure aloe vera and a few drops of peppermint oil, then freeze in ice cube trays. Pop one out and rub on skin!
  • Use chamomile tea bags for your post-bikini wax burn
  • Fill a mason jar 3/4 with water, then add cucumber, crushed mint leaves and lavender. Infuse for a few hours, then fill a small spray bottle and keep it in the fridge. Spray your face and skin often to keep hydrated and bright. Bonus points if you add hydrosols such as rose or orange blossom!
  • Keep your style longer by wrapping it up in a cute headscarf. Whether it’s a blowout or curls, the fabric will protect from friction and a moisture-wicking material will keep your head cooler!

MOMS AND PROMS AND BRIDES, OH MY!

Spring is FINALLY here, and we’re ready!

First thing’s first, if you STILL don’t have something for mom — READ THIS.
We are your one-stop shop for every mom and we have a few spots open for all
the services and products she truly wants this year!

This month it’s all about proms and brides! We want you to look and feel your absolute best as you’re heading out for the night, or heading down the aisle for forever. Whether you are going for a simple, classic look, or daring to find your full-blown beauty edge, our team can make it happen!

HAIR!
Let us tie everything together with a style that is sure to make you stare at your own self just a little bit longer. Our weekends fill up so we want to make sure you are on the books. Even if you don’t know exactly what you want, book your appointment and come in for a consultation as soon as you can.

The top three styles we’re loving right now:
THE UPDO – This is not your grandma’s french twist. This is an artistic style meant to accentuate your natural lines, create more volume, and keep you care free all night long. Add some glam, some flowers, some ribbon or something completely different. It’s such an easy style to customize and it’s sure to stay secure well into the afterparty.

MESSY AND MAGICAL – That half-up style we all struggled to master after Becca wore it on The Bachelor is still going strong, and it’s definitely found it’s way into the formal scene. If you’ve got a dress that reveals your décolletage this is the style that will totally rock that canvas. Pull it forward for a full mane in front shots, bring it to the side during when you’re posing in a group, and let it go wild as you set the dance floor on fire. It’s surely a style that will move with you.

LET IT GO – No, we’re not talking about a braid (although that’s a totally smokin’ option) but rather, just letting those locks be completely free. If you’ve got a dress with classic lines, try a super sleek blowout. If you’re wearing something flowy or whimsical, take those beach waves to the next level by adding braids, twists, ribbon or flowers. If you’re glammed up try some bold Gatsby waves. It may seem silly to wear an everyday style to prom or your wedding, but when everyone is expecting something super traditional, you’re making quite a statement afterall.

THE GLOW
Book your Norvell Airbrush Tan about one week before your event so you have time to get used to it, or sneak in another session should you want to go darker. We can take you from winter white to sun kissed on your lunch break — promise!

MAKEUP
Reserve your full face application with one of our makeup artists right away. These spots go fast, trust us! You’ll want to come in for a consultation to talk desires and inspiration, find the perfect lipcolor, and maybe take a few products home to try out. Even if you’re a DIY girl, let us at least help you find the best highlighter because, #selfies!

LASHES
Whether you want a little or a lot, we’ll apply before your big event, and with a little bit of upkeep they’ll last all freaking summer. Seriously!

NAILS
Yes, your mani/pedi can be done day before, but at least make the appointment right away. We’ve got you covered on everything from the basic French Manicure, to bold gel, to a completely unique hand-painted style.

BRIDAL PACKAGES
Prepare for your big day at Indigo with your bridesmaids,
and we’ll treat you to a discount on all the essential services!*

*See all the specials we have for your spring and summer events!

Your one stop for all the Mother’s Day goodness

We hear it every year: “I don’t know what to get mom for Mother’s Day!” And we get it.
Every woman is different and so, it can be hard to know what to give in order to show all the love and appreciation. So we’re gonna make it super simple for you.. you ready? Send her to the spa.

Yes, the spa. Even if she goes all the time. Especially if she doesn’t feel like she needs it.
Send her and treat her to the pampering she deserves.

Don’t know where to start? Here are a few tips:


For the mom who does regular self-care but could use a boost.
Book a Peppermint Hot Rock Massage and add on some Rejuvenating Aromatherapy. This service will not only induce incredible relaxation, but it will loosen up tension, aid in detoxification, and boost circulation through her entire body. It’s the perfect upgrade to her normal routine. Make sure you add enough to the gift card for her to pick a new lip gloss or some bath salts on the way out.

For the mom who will try anything.
We suggest an Element Body Polish. A head-to-toe scrub (so yes, she’ll be in her birthday suit) and an intense steam will buff away the stress and envelope her in the moisture her skin has been craving all winter. Add on a quick brow treatment so she can leave the table feeling all kinds of brand new. We’re pretty sure she won’t be able to avoid checking out the spring jewelry line, so make sure she has enough for a new statement piece.

For the “I don’t really know what to do at the spa” mom
There is no better place to start than a Relaxation Massage. Gentle, effective bodywork is certain to encourage circulation, soften skin, and relieve stress. Even the most modest clients find themselves dozing off during this service. Set her up for a cut and style after her massage, and a new shampoo and conditioner on the way out. Sometimes the most essential things make the biggest difference.

For the mom who takes care of everyone else, first.
We suggest a Touch of Luxury spa day package. Peppermint Hot Rock Massage, Essential Facial, and a Mani/Pedi to finish. Shoot, you should probably just add a cut and style, too — she deserves it! You book it and we’ll manage it. She’ll move from Spa to Salon, enjoy snacks and beverages, and leave feeling like the queen she is. With an entire line of salon-grade products available, set her up to leave with a few items that will help her maintain all that pampering at home.

For the mom who’s probably already booked her own appointment.
She makes it tough, we know, but you can still surprise her. Find out what time her appointment starts and show up with a gift — her favorite coffee, and a new top so she can leave the salon looking all kinds of fresh. If you play your cards right you could snag a service at the same time and get some mother/daughter selfies before you go. Set her up for a new blush or eye color test on the way out, and then take her to lunch. She might have stumped you in the past, but this is your year!

Still not sure what to do? Let one of our support staff walk you through even more options. We pride ourselves on curating the most luxurious and unique services in the area, and it’ll be our top priority to make sure mom is well taken care of.

Get spring break ready in 5 steps

The days are still gloomy but spring break is creeping up, fast. And because we all know how real legging-season can be, we gotta face the fact that we might not exactly be beach-ready. So before you dig out your weekender and secure those boarding passes, consider how you can first give your body the pre-trip TLC it deserves.

START SCRUBBING EARLY

You might have expected us to start here, but this step is often underestimated. Because it’s not as much about the act of scrubbing but when you begin. You want to give yourself a good couple of weeks of intense buffing if you want to glow in those selfies. So start now; head in for a luscious body polish, then continue at home with a good scrub every few days. Soothe your skin with a quality shea or cocoa butter blend and you’ll be nothing less than supple by send-off.

GET A GOOD WAX SESSION IN

Admit it: the last thing you want to do is bring the razor on vacation. Not only is it going to seriously cramp your quick-shower style but it’s just plain archaic compared to the magic of the wax session. Why goop and scrape in a rented bathroom every day when a trained professional can reveal baby-smooth skin that will last longer than your entire trip? We offer a variety of packages so you can remove a little.. or a little more.

SET A FOUNDATION

Spring break warrants a good base tan, but don’t even think about one of those UV boxes of the old days. When we say to start early, we’re talking about using the most advanced and quality sunless tanning products on the market. Today’s formulas leave you with a just-off-the-beach glow instead of the streaks of your self-tanning nightmares. They’re professionally applied in 15-20 and you can get dressed in 8-10. A perfect sun-kissed glow and there’s still time for lunch? Yes, please!

MAKE THOSE PEEPERS POP

Perfect lashes are all the rage right now, but the curling, coloring and combing involved — who wants to fuss with all that each day? Lash extensions are the perfect solution. In just one session you can dramatically enhance your own lashes with results that will make Bambi blush. No additional fuss to complete your look; just wake up and go. With regular touchups you could keep them all summer long.

STAND OUT

Spring is all about new beginnings and breaking out of the cabin already. And as sure as the fresh flowers that pop up around you, each year we bloom a bit, too. Your beauty is found not in your skin and lashes, but in your heart and personal expression of the things that make you, well, YOU. So snag that sunhat, and splurge on that balayage service. Go ahead and rock the clutch that matches your manicure. Treat yourself to whatever it is that helps you take on the new season with creativity and confidence.